Men’s Asian Handball Championships: Final Results

South Korea easily defeated Kuwait 27-21 to win the Men’s Asian Handball Championship. In doing so, they added weight to the allegations that the Olympic Qualifier match played last Fall (a 28-20 Kuwait victory) had been fixed by the officials. In the bronze medal game Saudi Arabia edged out host Iran 24-23. Saudi Arabia joins South Korea and Kuwait as Asia’s 3 representatives to the World Championship next January in Croatia.

Final Standings
1) South Korea
2) Kuwait
3) Saudi Arabia
4) Iran
5) Qatar
6) Bahrain (Pending AHF decision on their forfeiture of the 5th place match)
7) Japan
8 ) China
9) United Arab Emirates
10) Lebanon